We have all agreed to an occasion that we really didn’t want to go to, but to please other people and to continue being the trooper we are we say yes. Deep down we get that ‘gut’ feeling of being like ‘really, no I want to go home, sofa surf and do nothing’ but your mind becomes in control of your mouth and before you know it you’re saying ‘sure I’ll be there, I’d love to go’.
So the day arrives and so does the occasion that you’ve committed to and now you really don’t want to go so you cancel, now you feel bad you’ve let your friend down and you end up with a mixture of emotions, relief you can now go and sofa surf but at the same time guilt.
How do you stop your self from getting into situations like this? Lets rewind the situation back to the beginning. The phone goes you answer, ‘hey we’re going for dinner on Wednesday night do you want to come’? This is when you listen to the voice or your ‘inner sat nav’ that is telling you that Wednesday is not so good, its your only free night and you would really prefer to go home and sofa surf, so you respond by saying ‘thanks so much but Wednesday’s not so good but I’m free the week after can we go then’?, your friend says great lets pencil it in. So job done, not only have you been honest and true to your friend but more importantly you’ve been honest and true to yourself, you’ve acted on your ‘inner sat nav’ and followed the path. So Wednesday arrives you’re free to go home for some guilt free sofa surfing. And the following week you have dinner with your friend and have an amazing time.
In Sankrit there is a word called Sodhanam which means ‘purification’ it comes from the word ‘should’ when you add it to the word ‘Manah’ (mind) it translates as purification of the mind. The mind is said to be the seat of emotions, and when we do not honor this and switch off our inner sat nav we end up in a negative state of emotion which can have a real affect on not only our mind but our bodies. Ok the scenario above is a simple one and I’m not saying if you say yes to stuff you don’t want to do you will end up ill, what I’m saying is by starting on the small stuff and listening, when it comes to making bigger decisions you will have the confidence and strength in your self to make that decision with more honesty not only for those around you but more importantly yourself.
Sodhanam requires no props, no mats, when you are true to your self you are respecting your inner sat nav.
The more you practice this and tune in to it you will achieve ultimate health and more guilt free sofa surfing.
Stay true be you!!!